Olivia Wilde has finally broken her silence about the spitgate controversy involving her boyfriend Harry Styles and his co-star Chris Pine and has declared its just “another weird rumour”.
Video footage recently went viral of the singer and his co-star at the premiere of their movie at the Venice Film Festival, with many speculating that Styles spat on Pine
However, a rep for the latter rubbished the online accusations that the 28-year-old star spat as he took his seat next to his 42-year-old co-star before the screening.
Styles even went on to poke fun at spitgate during his New York City concert.
And now, the movie’s director is having her say.
“Another one of our weird rumours, Spit-Gate, which you might have heard about, is I think…,” Wilde said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Cobert then firmly butted in and asked: “Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine, why or why not? Support your answer.”
“No, he did not,” Wilde laughed.
“But I think it’s a perfect example of, like, people will look for drama anywhere they can. Harry did not spit on Chris, in fact…”
The host then teased his guest adding: “Only time will tell.”
“No, he really didn’t,” Wilde replied.
Pine’s spokesperson had said in a statement to Variety there was no truth to the story.
“This is a ridiculous story – a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation,” they said.
“Just to be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine.”
The clip prompted gossip of a rift between the pair.
But the rep confirmed that they have “nothing but respect” for each other and that the speculation was wide off the mark.
“There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist,” the spokesperson added.
As Styles marked his milestone 10th concert at the New York City venue on September 7, the Late Night Talking singer joked about the spitting fiasco.
“This is our 10th show at Madison Square Garden, it is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to be back here,” he told the crowd.
“I just popped over to Venice to spit on Chris Pine but fear not, we’re back!”